MIAA gets national recognition from DrugFree.org

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association:

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has been selected the recipient of the 2010 Alliance Achievement Award of The Partnership at DrugFree.org. The Association is being recognized for its comprehensive, proactive and innovative approach to supporting drug and alcohol abuse prevention within its member schools and communities.

As part of the Wellness Component of its Student Services activities, the MIAA provides a multitude of resources to assist students in making healthy decision that lead to healthy lifestyles. In the area of chemical health the MIAA conducts workshops with student athletes, school administrators, health administrators, coaches and others. The Association also provides video and print resources to support in school activities.

In recognizing the MIAA, Drugfree.org CEO, Stephen PJ. Pasierb, said: “thanks to your kindness and commitment, we are able to connect people in urgent need of resources …we are extremely grateful to you for helping us evolve into much more than an advertising campaign.”

William N. Gaine Jr., Deputy Director of the MIAA, said: “We are very pleased to have our efforts in supporting chemical health programs in our member schools by a nationally recognized organization like The Partnership”. This award is a tribute to our School Wellness Coordinators and Partners in Prevention (PIP) who have made a significant contribution to the MIAA Wellness Program for the past 25 years.